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The Film After the Fire
Richard Linklater was hoping to have a nice, quiet private screening of his upcoming film Bernie on Sunday: As he announced yesterday, he and his stars have turned it into a major fundraiser for victims of the Bastrop fires. Linklater said. "That's one thing we know how to do – put on a show."

4:19PM Wed. Sep. 14, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Reunited
And now for a bit of good news: So far, the Austin Humane Society and Bastrop Animal Shelter have reunited 170 families with pets lost during the raging wildfires. Still, there are plenty of pets – some recovering from burns and fire-related injuries – still seeking their owners.

4:05PM Wed. Sep. 14, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

TDH: 9/14/11
While City Council didn't exactly breeze through the budget Monday, they did find the time to approve several wind power contracts, which, if all adopted, will put the city in spitting distance of their ambitious renewable energy goals.

2:15PM Wed. Sep. 14, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

TDH: 9/13/11
If there was a theme to yesterday’s budget adoption, it was return on investment. As Sheryl Cole said, “… I think we have been drawing the line in terms of what is a social service that is going to benefit the lower income [citizens] of our community … and at the same time also focusing on items that are going to be good returns on investment in the long term.”

3:11PM Tue. Sep. 13, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

The HPV Flashback
More from the "New Campaign, Old story" files: Gov. Rick Perry is getting pummeled on the national stage for his 2007 order to vaccinate school girls against human papillomavirus. But, as is the way with much of this campaign, this is old news in Texas and in our pages.

11:57AM Tue. Sep. 13, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bastrop, Smithville ISD's to Resume (Not So) Regular School Days
Bastrop ISD. and Smithville ISD announced that area schools will resume classes on Monday, September 12th. Keep an eye on the active fires map here. Please click through for more information.

10:32PM Sat. Sep. 10, 2011, Anne Harris Read More | Comment »

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Chef Taylor Hall Serves Up More Than Flan
Chef Taylor Hall, local food maestro and instructor, will be cooking for disaster relief on Sunday, September 11th

6:03PM Sat. Sep. 10, 2011, Anne Harris Read More | Comment »

It Took a Few Days: Obama and Perry Release Funds for Wildfire Relief
While Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was reportedly tapping his fingers until late Friday waiting for President Obama to extend a State of Emergency to include the entire state, it also took Gov. Rick Perry until Friday to release up to $250,000 from the Texas Disaster Relief Fund.

3:35AM Sat. Sep. 10, 2011, Anne Harris Read More | Comment »

Reefer Roundup: 9/9/11
This week we've got lots of news from the feds (none of it particularly good), new drug laws on the books in Texas, and the connection between Facebook and crack. Lets get to it.

5:50PM Fri. Sep. 9, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

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